Hello! I'm Crystal from the scorching hot desert that is Arizona. I recently moved in with my boyfriend and his chickens. I'm so in love with them! It's been about a week so far. We have about 20 older chickens of various breeds (Jersey Giant, Silkies, Marans, Minorcas, D'Uccle, etc.), 25 four month old Silkies and 1 porcelain D'Uccle that thinks it's a Silkie, and recently 4 what I believe are Production Reds that are about a week old today. The baby Silkies have grown quite fond of me. I love being followed around by my little puff balls while I do my morning chores. They are such a joy! I grew up on a cattle ranch in Texas, although we didn't have chickens (my German Shepards would have eaten them!). I have two daughters that are looking forward to a little bit of country life. I love refurbishing furniture and painting! Everything looks better with a new coat of paint lol. Can't wait to build my first coop! Long post but I just get so excited talking about my new babies! PS- here is a pic of my fluffy butts. They are in need of a good bath soon lol.